New Street

Excavations beneath the Eastern Scottish Bus Depot

 Demolition  -  2006

Excavations beneath the Eastern Scottish Bus Depot in New Street

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                    Photograph taken October 9, 2006 at 11.29am

 

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   Excavations beneath the Eastern Scottish Bus Depot in New Street

 

New Street

Demolition of the Eastern Scottish Bus Depot

This view looks down on the recently cleared site where the Eastern Scottish bus depot once stood.  The backs of the buildings in the Royal Mile can be seen at the top of the picture and the newly-opened Council Offices are on the right-hand side of the picture.

The former Eastern Scottish bus depot in New Street, built in the 1930s, was demolished to make way for Mountgrange's proposed Caltongate development in the Waverley Valley (still subject to detailed planning permission) at May 2007.

During the demolition, remains of buildings from Edinburgh's first gas works were discovered.  This gas works began production in 1817 and at one time employed around 200 people.

The New Street site stopped production of gas in the early-1900swhen a new gas works was opened beside the Firth of Forth at Granton.

Granton Gas Works

  Edinburgh Waterfront  -  Three Gasometers  -  19 August 2002

 

 

Eastern Scottish  -  New Street Depot

Eastern Scottish - Photos

 

Caltongate Development

Photos:  Edinburgh at Work

 

 

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